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nancy pelosi addressed the gathering and the new 113th congress has 20 women now serving in the u.s. senate. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> good morning, everyone in. thank you very much. [applause] thank you. this, being a sunday morning, i want to begin by saying that this is the data god has made, that us rejoice and be glad. let us rejoice and be glad that as we gather here in the white house, barack obama is being officially sworn in as the president of the united states. earlier this day, joe biden was sworn in as vice president of the united states. tomorrow, it will be a ceremonial, but today it is official. what a great day. what a great day that we are celebrating emily's list success in strength in numbers. women leading the way. isn't that exciting? 15 more women senators in the united states senate. that is remarkable. in this cycle, we have 80 more democratic women in the house bringing our number to 61 women in the house. [applause] you hear a lot about how people asking how the republicans are going to reach the women,how are some people going to reach wom
, practical legislation. mike thompson, who has been designated by nancy pelosi in our caucus to head up a special task force, has been holding hearings, and i think what's gripping the country is that there are common sense, practical solutions. and standing behind that is the resolve of a president, our president, who i was fortunate to fly to connecticut with. when he came out and spoke, he said this was the worst day of my presidency, and you could see to the marrow of the individual how much this has impacted this president and his resolve to protect our children. and as congress has demonstrated most recently with respect to fiscal cliffs, that it cannot act, i expect the president will. and i applaud him for taking executive action, and doing so where he can, abiding by the constitutional amendment, which, of course, as you know, martin, says there shall be a wel well-regulated militia. it has nothing to do with taking the guns out of the hands of people but regulating and control assault weapons, capacity clips, making sure that there's universal background checks for people. com
. >>> but it really isn't just about the fun. were you invited here by the house minority leader, nancy pelosi, explain that to me? >> i'm a huge fan of hers, she's fought for the middle class, she's foutd for women. and we're still not there yet with the equal pay thing. but at least now we can sue for it. and she's fought for kids, for education. she was behind helping the don't tell abolishing the don't ask don't tell. i'm really hopeful for the next four years, honestly. because i think the republicans might derail the president, and every step he tries to take. because it's almost like they want him to fail. they just try to make him fail and when you make your president fail, you make our country fail and the people elected him. i mean not just by a little, a lot. so that's the voice of the people. so let's get on the people wagon and make the country a great country again. you said the things most interesting to you and most important to you are being a musician and being an activist. especially when you're fighting for equality. have you seen some great strides. >> at least our preside
by the chair of the ceremony, chuck schumer of new york. eric cantor, and democratic leader, nancy pelosi. look at that big screen out on the mall. >> i believe we heard the president say, this is great. >> speaker john boehner, and harry reid, as well, accompanies the president. and then, we see eva longoria, one of the honorary co-chairs of the president's inaugural committee. host of the latino inaugural ball last night. 71% of latinos helped him win the election. >> and they were 10% of the vote. >> president clinton and the secretary of state. >> i believe she said, stand next to me, just in case. and we all know, she was recently hospitalized because of a concussion after a fall. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand, as the color guard, represented by each of our armed forces, presents our national colors. >> lady rosalynn carter. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. rosalynn carter. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we are looking at the 88-year-old former american president. and, matt, a historian said he reinvented the postpresidency. howeve
members of the leadership will. >> president kissing nancy pelosi, the minority leader of the house of representatives. he is accompanied by chuck schumer, the chair of this inaugural committee. they are coming in. harry reid, john boehner, all of the leaders. take a look at the flags being waved on the national mall in front of the u.s. capitol. i'm looking out at this picture. it is a huge, huge crowd. anderson cooper on is on the other side. not far away from the washington monument. from your vantage point what does it look like? >> it is an amaze sight here, wolf. you can see flags as far as the eye can see. former president clinton. hillary clinton. haven't seen much of her since she got out of the hospital. nice to see that she's here today with the former president. they make their way towards the podium where they will sit behind president obama and vice president biden as they are sworn in. we are going hear them announce when they walk in. >> like a school teacher. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. rosalynn car
are at stake. we're responsible. >> john: later in the day house minority nancy pelosi responded that congress must do its part without further delay. we can work together to insure that this time it will, indeed be different. house speaker boehner quote house economies of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if senate passes a bill, we'll also take a look at that, turning it over as if it's infectious. as for the national rifle association, it accused the president of missing the point of the newtown tragedy saying attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy. here's what happens the president offers 23 proposals and a series of gun control laws without taking anyone's guns away while pushing for memory healthcare proving the nra my friends, can't take yes for an answer. the nra ad which attacked the president for putting his daughters above everyone else's children. >> are the president's kids more imp
'll be joining very shortly as well as nancy pelosi, chuck schumer who were escorting president obama into the building. so very exciting moment. i'm joined by john fuglesang as well as we've got special guests, michael hastings of "buzzfeed" and eric boehlert of media matters. we're very excited that we've got such experts joining us on politics on the future, really, the message from this morning which is going to be very important for the next four years. >> john: indeed. great to have eric joining us. one of our great political contrarians and truth seekers. what are your thoughts on watching the president? >> first glimpse of how much more relaxed he seems now. it is so much easier when do you it the second time. obviously he had the swearing in yesterday. sort of the pageantry. and you know, he reminds me of the portrait -- big smile on his face. he seems like he's ready to go. he's figured out a little bit how to deal with the republicans, how to deal with the city and he seems to have a plan. we'll see. >> jennifer: we'll see if we can hear them announcing right now that bill
minority leader, nancy pelosi. close at his heels is chuck schumer, something you will all throughout the day. there's a lot of talk in washington about how republicans don't want to be here or how this is not a republican event, this is a democratic event. it is not like that. this formally -- there's former president bill clinton and secretary of state, hillary clinton, there. this is about governance and the presidency. this is not about who won the election, except in the technical sense. this is pomp and circumstance that should be everybody involved in governance as signified in a visible way by the presence of supreme court justices. supreme court justices do not avail themselves of political environments unless they are behaving in a way unbecoming or for justice. to have them there today is a reminder of the power of the united states. >> there are two people that have been fantastic for the country and barack obama. secretary of state, hillary clinton, and of course, bill clinton, former president. he was hired to work re-election for barack obama. >> former president carter
leader harry reid and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> and, of course, here's the president being led by the house sergeant at arms, paul irving, and followed by the senior senator from new york, charles schumer, who will be master of ceremonies leading up to the president's inauguration. the president passing through the part of the capitol known as the crypt and preparing to be announced at the west front of the capitol. >> members of the republican leadership behind the president as he is being led to the entrance to the west front. john boehner, the speaker of the house, four years ago in 2009 was merely the house minority leader, now the leader of republicans in the house of representatives. there is the crowd on the national mall, the vice president. in the foreground, members of the supreme court. >> i guess there's no standard hat for the supreme court members. justice scalia has that kind of large beret kind of thing, and then justice breyer right beside him, something like a bellhop's hat, isn't it? i mean, how do you -- >> many descriptions o
that it would have been a more telling benefit for the party if it had been nancy pelosi re-emerging as the speaker of the house and if democrat governors had won in the numbers that they needed to win in as well as legislative bodies being dominated by democrats. i think the cult of the personality had a lot more to do with the end results this time around. in addition thereto, the defective candidacy of the republican nominee. after all, he was a legitimate burden for that party. >> the republicans were the best friend of the democrats because of that whole primary process. those debates i think had a collective effect that was all to the benefit of president obama in the end. >> you had one rational guy, jon huntsman, come out, and they all pounded on him. >> who didn't act as rationally as he is. remember the old ten for one, he was one of the hands that went into the air. >> he tried a little bit until south carolina. it wasn't just the debate. the pathologies of the debate played out through the campaign. so you had senate seats in missouri and indiana that fell to the
of nancy pelosi. the wifes, including my wife, did all the tasting. we have she's from new york. the apple cobbler at the end is made from apples from columbia county. the chef was trained in dutchess county. maple syrup is part of the sauces. that is from dutchess county as well. they serve some honey, and we're going to serve it from bricklin. urban agriculture is a new big thing. the roof of a home in red hook, brooklyn, a woman started a honeyed company that is booming. it was wiped out by sandy, because she is right by the water, so we got honey from rochester. a lot of new york things. >> you mentioned the other members of the committee, their spouses. how did you get it to the position as the chairman of this committee? >> if you are chairman of the rules committee, you become chairman of the inauguration committee. there is the logistical part. there is the launch part. and then i give the second longest speech, after the president. so i had to write it, prepare for it. it is work, but it is beautiful ceremony. i am happy to do it. host: you will see senator schumer throughout the
president. shepard: nancy pelosi's chief of staff lead the first children along. saw shaand malia. you have a bit of personal story about one of them. taller older, of the two plays basketball with ab's children. she is 6'1". >> malia is wearing flats and almost as tall as her mother and father. watching the girls grow up in these four years is an incredible thing. look at them so beautiful in their blue, purple, and raspberry purple coats today. looking so elegant and so grown-up. shepard: you think about the bush girls and chelsea clinton, now these two living under the spotlight that is the white house and seeing members of the first family. i think people on either side of the political aisle would say these girls are pretty impressive. >> i think their parent are due some credit for keeping them, keeping them out of the spotlight but at the same time, you do see them now and then engaging at events in the white house. engaging in volunteer work out in the communities. meeting other children. and i think they are, you know, it is a prif enare and a burden to be a first child, that's for
democratic leader nancy pelosi. >> michael beschloss, a little different in mood from the folks who are already outside to the president and his party moving through the hallway. half of them look like they're headed for an execution. >> i think that's right. and maybe not very rationale now. four years ago, maybe because barack obama came with problems coming from almost every direction. now at least he's in a situation where he can give a speech to give a little bit more of what he would like to do rather than how he's going to respond to things that have been thrown in his lap. >> sergeant of arms broke it up a little bit by saying something to the president that got a smile out of him. but everyone is remarking the same things, david, today. the president's older and grayer. daughters have grown up. we've all changes. four years at that. look at that crowd. >> i was thinking about this. we're not the own ones glued to our screens here. the president is walking tighter and straighter, shoulders up, understanding the ceremony has a purpose because the whole world is watching our t
they all attended, they would have joined not only nancy prksz pelosi and harry reid but tommy lee jones. as tip o'neil said, love the sinner, hate the sin. we need to get back to a time when president reagan would invite the speaker, tip o'neil. there's no shortage of parties planned around inauguration 2013. here's hoping that it sill it spills over to the next four years. both sides become more social, more civil and, hence, more productive. thanks for being with us. politics nation with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, michael. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, i'll second that. we're just three days away from history. president obama will be sworn in for the second time on the steps of the capital. and he looks pretty happy about it. take a look at his official second term portrait released today. that's a man who won a decisive election. who's proud of his accomplishment. yes, he's older than the man who appeared in that 2009 picture. but with his new grey hairs comes real progress. he inherited a country on the verge of economic collapse. and he responded by
day negotiating and debating and putting their facts together. the final decision between nancy pelosi and the head of the sun -- of the senate when they finally came out with exactly what the bill would be -- it was done behind closed doors. the putting together of the bills, people putting in their amendments, was actually done on cspan every day and i watched that. secondly, with respect to these people calling about taking away guns. there is nothing about taking away people's guns. if they go through a background check, they don't need to have a gun. the second amendment does not say that they can have any kind of amendment of they want. guest: let me answer your question about the meeting is being televised you are correct that the debate about the bill in congress was, to some extent, televised through the normal proceedings that cspan covers. obama was referring to the early negotiations which is what he had been critical of hillary clinton for -- the part where deals would be cut with the pharmaceutical industries and hospital industry and those negotiations were all behind cl
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